Digital U

Digital U is an online exhibition space for emerging and mid-career artists. Each year, Art Gene works with a Digital Artist-Curator to show a new programme of work from a group of international, national, and local artists.

Sean’s Story

Sean’s Story

DIGITAL U: ONLINE SCREENING 14 May 2024, 7pm Join us on Tuesday 14 May at 7pm for the online screening of Sean’s Story, an animation that brings to life an interview with Sean Barker in which he shares his queer coming of age story.  Sean grew up in Barrow and first shared his story in… View Details

Still Remote

Still Remote

[listen to page HERE]   STILL REMOTE Still Remote is Art Gene’s latest digital programme curated by artist Sophie Lindsey. It will run throughout Spring 2024, sharing work from a group of 3 artists alongside a collection of work from Prism Arts, in a series of online exhibitions, events, and interventions.   BACKGROUND For many… View Details

You are number 15 in the queue

You are number 15 in the queue

Audio: Opus No. 1, Tim Carleton and Darrick Dee (clip, looped) [listen to page HERE]     YOU ARE NUMBER 15 IN THE QUEUE For Still Remote artist Amy Wright has reimagined the performance piece You are number 15 in the queue to share her experience of waiting in medical spaces. Through text, sound, photos,… View Details

Interfacing

Interfacing

  [listen to page HERE]   INTERFACING Interfacing is a guide that offers questions and ideas on how to approach online collaborations. Created by artist, designer, and facilitator Gary-Martin in 2020, it explores how we can make connections and work together while being physically apart. With headings such as Rectangular time, Digital Movement and Being… View Details

About Digital U

About Digital U

Digital U is an online exhibition space for artists working in digital media, including film, animation, video and sound. It’s a platform that selected artists take control of to exhibit their work: either presenting single artworks or a series. View Details

On Repeat

On Repeat

  ON REPEAT On Repeat was our digital programme in 2023. It was curated by artist Sophie Lindsey, and ran throughout May 2023. It shared work from six artists in a series of online exhibitions, events, and interventions. Repetition is an inevitable part of living. It can be both comforting and frustrating. Something we look… View Details

Ting-Ting Cheng

Ting-Ting Cheng

Click above to enter game   PATHS TO UTOPIA (GAME) For On Repeat artist Ting-Ting Cheng shared one part of her wider research project Paths to Utopia. This simple interactive game uses left and right arrow keys to navigate a figure towards an island in the middle of the ocean.  Partly inspired by two activists in… View Details

Marianne Vieules

Marianne Vieules

  THIRTEEN POINT ONE BILLION LIGHT YEARS  For On Repeat, Art Gene hosted an ongoing group exhibition created by artist Marianne Vieules. Thirteen point one billion light years is the first collective exhibition in space, and it is located as the title suggests, 13.1 billion light years away! Everyone is welcome to participate, simply follow… View Details

Simon the Last

Simon the Last

Simon the Last: Wails from the Crypto, 2022, audio installation, 00:10:10 Wails from the Crypto is a ten-minute audio work by artist Simon the Last that acts as a digital tribute to those who lost big in last summer’s crypto crash. During that time, the ‘ScreamDAO’ message board appeared on the messaging app Telegram, encouraging people who… View Details

Amy Wright

Amy Wright

  BELLY  “That piece of toast hurt. Scratching in the insides that are pustule and creamy and pinky” Belly is a multimedia, interactive video by artist Amy Wright that explores her experience of colonoscopies, and the physical manifestations of chronic illness within the body. Through a CGI journey that gradually reveals text, Belly leads you… View Details

Beth Fox

Beth Fox

  Basketball Jones combines writing and video in a somewhat autobiographical story about quitting drinking and watching NBA games. Created by multimedia artist Beth Fox, it starts in a doctor’s waiting room, before sprawling out in a stream of consciousness-style moving collage. Meandering from Yoga with Adriene, to art school stereotypes, cheerleading and billionaire basketball… View Details

Sophie Broadgate

Sophie Broadgate

Screenshot from “We’ve created these invisible systems and structures” (2021)   These things are ok now These things are ok now is a reflective, narrative video created by filmmaker Sophie Broadgate. It combines text, close up footage of Sophie’s own body, and elements of nature to form an intimate contemplation of herself. Through gentle affirmations,… View Details

Beyond Breaking Point

Beyond Breaking Point

Beyond Breaking Point is our current digital programme curated by artist Sophie Lindsey. It will run between March-June 2022, and consist of a series of online exhibitions, events and interventions exploring relationships to work and sustainability. View Details

Aminder Virdee

Aminder Virdee

[link to image description]   Eco-Crip is a series of digital images, created by artist Aminder Virdee, that combines botanical drawings, Punjabi scripture and personal x-rays through the use of digital data art and Machine Learning (a branch of Artificial Intelligence and computer science). By bringing disability and ecology together – two disciplines that have… View Details

Paul Shortt – Signs for Doing Nothing

Paul Shortt – Signs for Doing Nothing

For Beyond Breaking Point artist Paul Shortt has created a series of seven, black and white, printable signs that you can colour in. These aim to question our relationship to work and productivity, by encouraging rest, avoidance and doing nothing. View Details

Ruth Waters – Emotion Over Raisin

Ruth Waters – Emotion Over Raisin

Ruth’s video Emotion Over Raisin intertwines acted scenes and found footage to recreate a group therapy session that focuses on mindfulness meditation. The film will be screened here at 7pm on Thursday 31 March. View Details

Bingyi Liu – Manoeuvre

Bingyi Liu – Manoeuvre

Bingyi’s video Manoeuvre is the opening piece for Beyond Breaking Point and will be screening here continuously throughout the programme. Through using a treadmill, Bingyi considers our relationship to routine, manipulation and exhaustion. View Details

Digital Notes

Digital Notes

  Digital Notes was our digital programme in 2021. It was curated by artist Sophie Lindsey, and ran for 2 weeks in April 2021. It shared work from a selection of artists from an international open call. Notes can take many forms. At school we’re expected to take them; we scribble them as friendly reminders so… View Details

Sebastián Calfuqueo

Sebastián Calfuqueo

  Mapu Kufüll (Land Seafood) is a 3D animation created by Sebastián Calfuqueo, a wariache[1] artist who works around Mapuche communities and territories. Their work seeks to empower the relationship between human and nature, through starting with the Mapuche concept “Mapuche kimün”. This passing of ancestral knowledge down generations nurtures an embodied relationship of respect… View Details

Amanda Gatti + Gustiele Fistaról

Amanda Gatti + Gustiele Fistaról

        “In this ‘digital territory’ geographical borders become dissipated, and the physical ones find multiple possibilities.”   Fronteiras: Território de Rupturas (Borders: Territory of Ruptures) is the joint research project of Amanda Gatti and Gustiele Fistaról. Their long-distance collaboration was developed in 2020 while they were in social isolation in different countries… View Details

James Scott

James Scott

      raisin_things is an ongoing project by UK artist James Scott. On the surface it appears to be an eccentric web page detailing a person’s obsession with raisins. However, it can also be taken as a way of looking and interrogating that can be applied to other objects or larger systems. Systems that… View Details

Ashley Yuqi Zhang + Hua Zhang

Ashley Yuqi Zhang + Hua Zhang

  Drawing with wind is a collaborative project between Ashley Yuqi Zhang and Hua Zhang, which examines the different factors that affect how we experience our surroundings. By questioning how to reach a state of understanding between humans, nature and technology, Ashley and Hua have brought technological mediation together with the uncontrollable influence of the… View Details

Rebecca Chesney

Rebecca Chesney

  Rebecca Chesney – View From Here The Digital U presents a pertinent recent piece from artist Rebecca Chesney. Chesney presents for this online exhibition the moving image work, View From Here, and invites the viewer to hear from others their experience of recent worldwide events, accompanied by the view through her own window onto… View Details

RL Wilson

RL Wilson

  RL Wilson – Raven/Glass The Digital U came back from a short hiatus to present the work of artist RL Wilson, one of the artists exhibiting in the postponed ‘Extreme Views 2020 Exhibition’ in the Art Gene Gallery. Wilson has a multidisciplinary practice that spans the medium of landscape, from moving image through to… View Details

Jennifer Katanyoutanant

Jennifer Katanyoutanant

  See you at 1 The Digital U presents the online performative project See you at 1 by Jennifer Katanyoutanant. For the project’s presentation, artist Katanyoutanant conducted a live mukbang session online February 23rd, Sunday, at 1pm GMT and invited all to join her at the dinner table to share a meal. See you at… View Details

David Lunt

David Lunt

  David Lunt – “Quadrillion” The Digital U is pleased to start 2020 with the dystopic work of David Lunt in his online exhibition entitled “Quadrillion”. Bordering a cyberpunk themed vision of the future, Lunt presents the user with beautifully rendered video landscapes depicting alien worlds. Taking the form of corporate infomercials Lunt explores the… View Details

Vi Trinh

Vi Trinh

  Vi Trinh – Escape For Extreme Views Pt.2 exhibition, Digital U presented the online artwork Escape from artist Vi Trinh. What is Escape? It can be described as a journey through dystopia. Inspired by Timothy Morton’s work, Hyperobjects, Escape explores the potential ecological impact through art, within the structure of the Internet. The artist… View Details

Angela Eames

Angela Eames

  Angela Eames – Cycle The Digital U is excited to start this year’s Extreme Views Pt.2 programme with work from artist Angela Eames. In a video series generically entitled Cycle, Eames in her own word’s invites the viewer “to reflect upon unmaking and making, past/present and future and back and/to front.” Each of her… View Details

Dana Olărescu and Paulina Sidhom

Dana Olărescu and Paulina Sidhom

Underground greenhouse sketch by Paulina Sidhom, 2019   Micro-Life Under One Sun As part of the final of the Digital U Extreme Views programme artists Dana Olărescu and Paulina Sidhom presented their community oriented project, Micro-Life Under One Sun. Micro-Life Under One Sun is an artist-led, Tottenham Hale based community project. Using knowledge empowerment and… View Details

Olivia Sullivan

Olivia Sullivan

  Digital Liquid, 2019 For this online exhibition Digital U presents a new online commission from Olivia Sullivan. Sullivan’s principle practice revolves around illustration and moving image design, which has a notable impact on her series of 360 | fulldome videos. Within the composite of the videos produced lies a subtle blend between the analogue… View Details

Agorama

Agorama

  Agorama – Server Co-op Since July 2018, Agorama has been investigating the possibilities of peer-2-peer (p2p) network infrastructures, while striving to establish a distributive autonomous network of platforms for creative exploration. When showing for Art Gene’s Extreme Views online exhibition, this was located at Rebecca’s Flat (Raven Row Gallery), the collective has been organising regular… View Details

Sarah Friend

Sarah Friend

  Perverse Affordances Artist and software developer, Sarah Friend was the second artist in our Extreme Views online exhibition programme in 2018. Sarah explores the subject of human and computer relationships by focusing on the digital interface through the eyes of a neural net algorithm trained by machine learning technology, or artificial intelligence (AI). Perverse… View Details

Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan

Satellite image and elevation data used to model the site. Image by Paul Dolan; Satellite image taken from Google Maps   Spruce Pine, North Carolina Spruce Pine, North Carolina is an online commission by UK artist Paul Dolan for Art Gene’s Digital U online exhibition. This work was Paul’s first time working with a real… View Details

Benjamin Grosser

Benjamin Grosser

Top image: screenshot of Ben Grosser’s own Facebook page with Textbook activated, Ben Grosser, 2017   Textbook Art Gene are delighted to present the 2017 artwork Textbook, by Benjamin Grosser within our Digital U Exhibition Series. The artwork, titled Textbook, is a browser extension that removes all images and video previews from the Facebook website.  “Whether it’s… View Details

PILproject

PILproject

  PILproject In the final exhibition of our 2017 Digital Gene Pool online exhibition series, we invited the subversive talent PILproject (Post-Internet Landscapes) to work within the actual content of our website. For the duration of their exhibition, The One – The Many, PILproject have embedded portals across our website: and by exploiting the aesthetics… View Details

Ciara Chapman

Ciara Chapman

Image above: Working sketches for #85,The Lights Are Going Out In My Leg, by Ciara Chapman, 2017 My Chronic Pain Dairy Graphic artist and printmaker, Ciara Chapman lives and works in Cork city, Ireland. Since January 2016 she has been producing a blog called My Chronic Pain Diary – documenting her own experiences living with… View Details

Ant Dickinson

Ant Dickinson

  Music for Hacked Geiger Counters In Geiger Counter #1, Musician and Sound Designer Ant Dickinson uses Geiger counters to modulate a 1924 recording of the aria One Fine Day, performed by Rosina Buckman (1881-1948), part of Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly (widely considered her best role). Rosina Buckman’s career spanned both world wars: on one… View Details

David Theobald

David Theobald

  Augmented Reality Technology and its impact on subjectivity lies at the heart of David Theobald’s practice. Consisting primarily of digital animation, his work and subject matter mirror the structure of the underlying technology used in its creation and the repetitive processes that seem central to the infrastructure of contemporary society. The intensive labour that… View Details

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